2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    I was thinking unemployment benefits was based on an employees last known average salary.

    If unemployed people are getting paid more than that in unemployment benefits, obviously it's a problem getting them back to work.
     
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  2. UncleChris

    UncleChris Retirement Doesn't Suck Contributor

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    Considering that everyone is running around breathing on each other, I'll predict around 175,000 dead by the end of August.
     
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    This is possible for sure. Hopefully the IHME is plugging facts into their projection. It will be interesting to see if the projected number of deaths go up in the coming weeks as things reopen. If it does, some areas may have to close down again if the state governors have the guts to do it.
     
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    FIFY ;)
     
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    It's almost like they are trying to sneak universal income in there. It's a flat $850 a week. For me that won't even pay my summer electric bills or my wife's car. On the other hand I've seen tons of people on my social media that are doing flips and treating this like a vacation.

    As always, their are always extremes and people in the middle with common sense are left holding their junk.

    Oops per week not per paycheck. I could pay SRP and Lexus with those four paychecks.
     
  6. Russ Smith

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    I think in some cases it helps to let people see reality. The number of people I've seen say 1% will die and have no idea that means 3.3 million Americans is staggering.
     
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    Yeah. I'm about ready for that universal income.

    Lot's of people struggling to make ends meet. No wonder they are staying home based on what they are getting paid in unemployment.

    No Lexus for you! :D
     
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    $3,400 for electric and car payment?! Ouch man..
     
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    Half that I said per week then hold an old man brain fart.

    And my August SRP bills are no longer 900-1000 dollars, I put solar on last April. But unemployment still wouldn't stretch very far for my neighborhood
     
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    I don't get to drive the Lexus it's my wife's.

    Not true, I got yelled at yesterday for not taking it and filling it up, when I didn't even know it was low on gas to begin with.
     
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    "A difference that makes no difference IS no difference..." - Mr. Spock
     
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    UncleChris Retirement Doesn't Suck Contributor

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    After what I have seen just the past 2 weekends in Prescott, I'm convinced that we are all doomed....
     
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  14. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    But it isn’t this evil deterrent if the parents don’t have access to school and can’t pay for child care necessary if kids can’t go back to school.
     
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    I agree with all of that. Also in Vegas, also receiving those same benefits. I know the comfortable living number didn't come from you, but I'd definitely push back against that number, or if unemployment should afford us "comfortable living."

    I'm making nearly $4,000 a month. $52,000 a year. Just a few years ago, I was working in corporate for one of the big two casino companies for $45k, and living was plenty comfortable. I don't think you and I are necessarily arguing much here. $30-$35k a year should be plenty for someone to tighten their belt on while unemployed. Talking about adding another ~$300 instead of $600 should be more palatable to the McConnells of the world, but I doubt it is.
     

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